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You’ve Seen Guava Island Before

Before it became Childish Gambino material and an Arcade Fire music video, Black Orpheus was a pretty good movie. The 1959 Brazilian drama was a…
Brian Josephs | April 15, 2019 - 11:06 am

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A Guide To Guruguru Brain, The Gate To The Best Of The Asian Underground

Kikagaku Moyo hail from Tokyo, but they might as well descend from Atlantis, Oz, and the Shire all at once. A mighty five-piece that blend…
Pranav Trewn | March 29, 2019 - 11:58 am

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The Dirt Is A Terrible Movie About Terrible People

It's hard to imagine a less of-the-cultural-moment movie than The Dirt, the story of Mötley Crüe's rise to fame and fortune. The 2001 book on…
Phil Freeman | March 22, 2019 - 10:16 am

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The Lil Peep Documentary Is As Messy And Alluring As Lil Peep

When I think about Lil Peep, it's hard not to think about Kurt Cobain. Objectively, there are many similarities. Both were strikingly handsome young musical…
Chris DeVille | March 14, 2019 - 11:16 am

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“Closer To Fine” At 30: The Legacy Of Indigo Girls’ Spellbinding Singalong

Though it wasn't their debut album, the Indigo Girls' 1989 eponymous release might as well have been, as it was the first thing most people…
Kelly McCartney | February 28, 2019 - 11:49 am

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Travis Scott Made An Arena Feel Like A Packed Club And An Amusement Park At The Same Time

It started with a Ferris wheel and ended with a rollercoaster. The ever-escalating excesses of big-budget concert touring have led us to Travis Scott's Astroworld:…
Chris DeVille | February 26, 2019 - 5:08 pm

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Post Mortem: The Legacy Of Bark Psychosis’ Hex At 25

The first revolutionary shot fired from the '90s rock underground in the UK was explosive enough to dispatch a home stereo. The story goes that…
Ian King | February 14, 2019 - 11:09 am

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Grammys 2019: Performances Ranked Worst To Best

2019 might be some kind of cosmic turning point in the history of the Grammys: The first show where the conversation was more about who…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2019 - 10:24 am

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The Grammys Could Have Been Worse!

Could it have been any more obvious that the Grammys were desperately trying to do some serious image rehab this year? You don't drag out…
Larry Fitzmaurice | February 11, 2019 - 2:15 am

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Lords Of Chaos: The Black Metal Movie Is A Bloody Mess

Even if you've never heard a note of Mayhem's music or don't listen to black metal, the abrasive subgenre they're credited with creating, you probably…
Patrick Lyons | February 7, 2019 - 11:45 am

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ICE’s Arrest Of 21 Savage Is An Outrage

We don't know a whole lot right now, but here's what we do know: On Sunday night, US Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested Sha…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2019 - 2:05 pm

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7 Observations From Kacey Musgraves’ Oh, What A World Tour

When Kacey Musgraves released Golden Hour last March, she tapped into a seemingly bottomless well of critical hosannas. Yours truly was personally responsible for a…
Chris DeVille | January 30, 2019 - 3:43 pm

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Hop Along Beer Vs. Hanson Beer: A Roundtable

Hello, loyal readers! We here at Stereogum have moved offices, making the grand exodus from a gathering of cubicles near Grand Central Station to a…
James Rettig | January 29, 2019 - 5:36 pm

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Lindsay Lohan Is A Boss Bitch Now. Remember When She Was A Musician?

"Lindsay Lohan has been 18 for just under a week when she tells me her breasts are real. I did not ask (gentlemen never do),…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 11, 2019 - 12:59 pm

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Thoughts On The Coachella 2019 Poster

Like we always do at this time! The day that Coachella unveils its poster is one of the great holidays in pop music. Even if…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2019 - 2:01 pm
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